Robert DeMarco's Hat-Trick Secures Victory Over Northampton Spartans

Photo Credit: Tom Smith
Photo Credit: Tom Smith

Bethlehem, PA - Freshman forward Robert DeMarco posted a second half hat-trick that propelled the Brookdale men's soccer team to their first win of the season against Northampton Community College, 5-0. DeMarco tapped in two rebounds before crushing a 12 yard blast to complete the hat-trick

Northampton's well-organized defense proved to be a challenge to breakdown until sophomore captain, Hadi Raoofi opened the scoring in the 40th minute assisted by freshman midfielder Gabriel Vieira. Vieira's second assist came in the 59th minute, when he found freshman forward Kirk Jones, who scored his second of the season. Sophomore goalkeeper Matthew Lionette finished with nine saves as sophomore Jason Long was unbeatable at center back.

The team's record stands at 1-2. Brookdale will return to action on the road at Bergen Community College on Thursday, September 10th for a 4pm kick-off.

Photo above courtesy of Tom Smith